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Tiago: THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2007 49 EDADIAN THE AMERICAN WAY OF ROMANCE Answer: Chaplin. They The following exchange took place on Craigslist, the New York community message board: ong and ity, China the bride 3ft 6ins, she "What am I doing wrong? I'm tired of beat- ing around the bush. I'm a beautiful (spectacu- larly beautiful) 25-year-old girl. I'm articulate and classy. I'm not from New York. I'm looking to get married to a guy who makes at least half a million a year. I know how that sounds, but keep in mind that a million a year is middle class in New York City, so I don't think I'm over-reaching at all. Are there any guys who make 500K or more on this board? Any wives? Could you send me some tips? I dated a busi- nessman who made around 200-250K. But that's where I seem to hit a roadblock $250,000 won't get me to Central Park West. I know a woman in my yoga class who was mar- ried to an investment banker, and lives in Tribeca. She's not as pretty as I am, nor is she a great genius. So what is she doing right? Here are my questions specifically: Where do you single rich men hang out? Give me specifics-bars, restaurants, gyms. What are you looking for in a mate? Is there an age range I should be targeting? .Why are some of the women living lavish lifestyles on the Upper East Side so plain? What's the story there? Lawyers, investment bankers, doctors. How much do those guys really make? And where do the hedge fund guys hang out? How do you rich guys decide on marriage vs just a girlfriend? I am looking for MARRIAGE ONLY RS the Journal led last re some of tiago A iversidad r their dis- ery in ham- e National AH van conducting iders, reria, algae, share their lands Tijd- 20. B of Uni- ats ween and a al of r An Investment Banker's Response: "I qualify as a guy who fits your bill-I make more than $500K per year. Here's how I see it: Your offer is a plain and simple crappy busi- ness deal. What you suggest is a simple trade: you bring your looks to the party and I bring my money. Fine, simple. But here's the rub, your looks will fade and my money will likely continue into perpetuity-in fact, it is very likely that my income will increase, but it is an absolute certainty that you won't be getting any more beautiful! So, in economic terms, you are a depreciating asset. In Wall Street terms, we'd call you a trading position -not a buy and hold. It doesn't make good business sense to buy you' (which is what you're asking)-so I'd rather lease. The deal that makes sense for me is dating, not marriage." un- "the" s for abeti- 22, no 3. rld Hun- vent ima, solve fewer tions. nofthe transistor radio announced (18 Oct, 1954)..
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Gold Diggers be like...: THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2007 2W 49 THE AMERICAN WAY OFROMANCE The following exchange took place on Craigslist, the New York community message board: ong and ity, China the bride 3ft 6ins, she "What am I doing wrong? I'm tired of beat- ing around the bush. I'm a beautiful (spectacu- larly beautiful) 25-year-old girl. I'm articulate and classy. I'm not from New York. I'm looking to get married to a guy who makes at least half a million a year. I know how that sounds, but keep in mind that a million a year is middle class in New York City, so I don't think I'm over-reaching at all. Are there any guys who make 500K or more on this board? Any wives? Could you send me some tips? I dated a busi- nessman who made around 200-250K. But that's where I seem to hit a roadblock. $250,000 won't get me to Central Park West. I know a woman in my yoga class who was mar- ried to an investment banker, and lives in Tribeca. She's not as pretty as I am, nor is she a great genius. So what is she doing right? Here are my questions specifically: .Where do you single rich men hang out? Give me specifics-bars, restaurants, gyms. What are you looking for in a mate? Is there an age range I should be targeting? .Why are some of the women living lavish lifestyles on the Upper East Side so plain? What's the story there? Lawyers, investment bankers, doctors. How much do those guys really make? And where do the hedge fund guys hang out? .How do you rich guys decide on marriage vs just a girlfriend? I am looking for MARRIAGE ONLY RS the Journal ed last re some of tiago A iversidad r their dis- rery in ham- e National AH van conducting iders, eria, algae, share their lands Tijd- 20. B of Uni- ats ween nd a al of An Investment Banker's Response: "I qualify as a guy who fits your bill-I make more than $500K per year. Here's how I see it: Your offer is a plain and simple crappy busi- ness deal. What you suggest is a simple trade: you bring your looks to the party and I bring my money. Fine, simple. But here's the rub, your looks will fade and my money will likely continue into perpetuity-in fact, it is very likely that my income will increase, but it is an absolute certainty that you won't be getting any more beautifull So, in economic terms, you are a depreciating asset. In Wall Street terms, we'd call you a trading position-not a buy and hold. It doesn't make good business sense to buy you' (which is what you're asking)-so I'd rather lease. The deal that makes sense for me is dating, not marriage." un- "the" s for abeti- 22, no 3. rld Hun- vent ima, solve e fewer tions. nof the transistor radio announced (18 Oct, 1954)... Gold Diggers be like...

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